19 Apr 2011
Meanwhile, at Stanford University, subjects who were immersed in a 3D virtual forest and told to chop down a sequoia later used less paper in their everyday lives.
“We found that virtual reality can change how people behave,” said Sun Joo Ahn, whose doctoral dissertation outlines the findings. Of course, this applies to learning lessons about saving the planet, which is nice, and in no way applies to shooting people or driving very fast in virtual reality, which the games industry has been telling us for years has no effect on behaviour.
So someone must be wrong.